Tag Archives: technology in ELT

Take a Classroom Break With GoNoodle

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

I recently had the opportunity to ask a group of colleagues what websites, apps, and software they used in the classroom, and a number of them recommended the website GoNoodle. Having never heard of it before, I decided to check … Continue reading

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3 WebQuests to Engage Your ELLs With Content!

Sherry Blok
Sherry Blok

Tired of fighting against the current? Students love their phones and want to engage in online activity, so why not put those cellphones to good use? WebQuests have proven to be highly effective to: Engage students with content Improve reading comprehension … Continue reading

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Plickers: A Lower Tech Student Response System

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

For one reason or another, I sometimes stop using a resource for a period of time and then get to experience the joy of discovering it all over again. This happened to me recently with Socrative, my student response system … Continue reading

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Fun Fake Generators: Putting Content Into Different Formats

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

There are a number of free generators out there on the web that allow you to place content into different formats that may be more appealing, interesting, or challenging than the usual activity or standard letter-sized handout. The three that I … Continue reading

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Guest Writer: Independent Online Reading Practice

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

Rebecca Palmer, a colleague of mine at Northern State University, has the unenviable task of teaching beginner reading to a very mixed level group of adults in the Academic English Program. While many of the materials we have dug up … Continue reading

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Haiku Deck: Revolutionize Your Presentations

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

Despite drastic changes over the years, many educators still use presentation software, such as PowerPoint, for a variety of reasons. Such presentations in class reinforce content delivered orally, serve as supplemental material, and scaffold learning. Turning these types of presentations … Continue reading

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Another Student Response System: Kahoot!

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

It has been almost a year since I wrote a post about Socrative, an awesome and free student response system, and while I would still highly recommend it, I recently came across another such system, Kahoot!, which is also free … Continue reading

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Flip Your Classroom With EDpuzzle: Video Lessons

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

As the flipped classroom approach continues to gain popularity, there are more and more sites to help teachers flip their classrooms. Delivering the content of a course to students outside the classroom usually entails the use of videos, and I … Continue reading

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TESOL 2015: Technology Overview

Christel Broady
Christel Broady

Attending TESOL conventions is a wonderful experience for attendees from all corners of the world. It allows us to meet like-minded professionals, make new friends and network connections, and, above all, learn new skills. In addition, attendees can experience what … Continue reading

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Guest Writer: Technology in an Adult Ed ESL Program

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

Realizing that readers of the TESOL Blog teach in a wide variety of contexts, I invited a colleague, Darrin Hetrick, whose students are very different from my own, to share his experiences with technology in the classroom. For those of … Continue reading

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